Apart from being known as the sugar capital of Antique, the town of Laua-an also boasts a lot of spots with beautiful sceneries. One of the interesting spots is Mt. Igmatongtong located in Barangay Capnayan, Laua-an, Antique. With an elevation of 800 MASL, it’s an easy to hike mountain with a magnificent view at the summit. Its peak offers an amazing 360 views of nearby mountains, rice terraces, plains, rivers, and the seas.
Our Hike to Mt. Igmatongtong
After four hours of trip from Caticlan, Malay, Aklan, the bus dropped us at Crossing Lugta, just before the bridge that divides the municipalities of Laua-an and Bugasong. It’s the entry point to Barangay Capnayan via habal-habal (motorcycle). The road to Capnayan is steep, narrow, and unpaved making it accessible only for motorcycles. Starved by the long bus trip, we rushed to the nearby roadside eatery. Afterward, we look for a habal-habal to get us to Capnayan. The ride was fun though bumpy and slightly scary. At the road end, we started our trek to Mt. Igmatongtong. Ritchel served as our guide while I and Jackie followed her way. Ritchel shared that during her first hike to Mt. Igmatongtong, the view of the mountain